Vassar College

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Vassar College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Poughkeepsie, NY, a predominately suburban area. Vassar College has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score between 1370 to 1520 on the SAT exam, or 31 to 34 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Vassar College average GPA (3.82 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of Vassar College is considered highly competitive, with only 20% of those who applied applicants being admitted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Vassar College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Vassar College was reported as 23.7% in Fall 2020 with over 8,960 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 31 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.82 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Vassar College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Vassar College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Vassar College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 26.9%
  • 2017-2018: 23.8%
  • 2018-2019: 24.6%
  • 2019-2020: 23.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 22.7%

How Does Vassar College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Vassar College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Culinary Institute of America97.7%
Mount Saint Mary College93.8%
United States Military Academy12.0%
Bard College64.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Vassar College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading680 - 750
Math690 - 770
Total Score1370 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English32 - 35
Math28 - 33
Composite Score31 - 34
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